How the Supreme Court will change under President Trump

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Mr. Trump has pledged to appoint highly conservative justices who will uphold gun rights, walk back the 18-month-old decision allowing gays and lesbians to wed and “automatically” overturn Roe v Wade, the 1971 ruling recognizing a right to abortion choice. On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump provided more information about his intentions with regard to the nation’s highest court than any presidential candidate has ever divulged: not one list of potential nominees but two, totaling 21 souls he says merit a shot in one of the Supreme Court’s nine seats.

It also eliminates Obama as a contender. SCOTUS nominations are an immense power of the President because Justices are appointed for life.

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